This issue of Pepperdine Magazine highlights stories of innovation, creativity, and the challenges of embarking upon unprecedented ventures. Pepperdine alumni, faculty, and a world-renowned cardiologist examine new artificial intelligence-powered tools in the healthcare industry amidst the technological age; Ben Holcomb (’14), Office of Admission staff member and videographer behind Pepperdine's four-year docuseries Rising Tide, explores the show’s 32-episode journey; Lori Gottlieb (MA ’10), a journalist turned psychotherapist, discusses her latest New York Times bestseller, currently being developed for television; Seaver College professors Lauren Amaro, Theresa de los Santos, and Nataria Tennille Joseph join forces with a group of students to investigate the benefits and consequences of social media groups for moms; and Judith L. Wood (JD ’81), an immigration attorney who has helped thousands of refugees, shares the details of her 40-year career, now the subject of a feature film.

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